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Why are Black Stainless Steel Appliances so Popular?

Britney, 02/08/2017

The Rising Popularity of Black Stainless Steel

Browse any popular home design blog and you’ll probably see a recurring trend: black stainless steel appliances. While silver toned stainless is still highly popular, black stainless steel has moved to the forefront and an increasing number of people are opting for the darker hue. Let’s find out why.

A Refreshing Update

Most can recall when black appliances were popular just a few years ago before stainless steel caught on. So many loved them because they offered an alternative to boring white and were fairly easy to keep clean — it’s much harder to see smudges and stains on black appliances than white ones. After stainless steel came along, homeowners began to embrace the trend because of its visual appeal and how well it works in homes with contemporary and modern decor. Black stainless steel melds the best of both worlds: you get an easy to maintain appliance that also looks fabulous and out of the ordinary.

Eye Catching Style

LG and Samsung seem to be leading the way with this trend despite the increasing number of companies who are now offering black stainless steel in their appliance collections as well. What differentiates these two from the rest is their unique combination of modern style and smart features, making their models look great in any setting and are as decorative as they are functional. The sleek and stylish appeal of black stainless steel carries over into various types of appliances such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, ovens, and dishwashers. Your entire home can have a more cohesive and modern aesthetic.

Versatile and Luxurious

As plain, white appliances slowly fade into the background, appliances that come in a variety of colors are leading the way due to their exciting and luxurious appeal. Their popularity gives the newcomer, black stainless steel, the opportunity to step into the spotlight. The saying “black goes with everything” rings true, even when it comes to appliances — it’s a timeless hue that will look beautiful for decades no matter how you switch up the décor in your home.

Easy Maintenance

Though standard stainless steel looks great, it’s more prone to having fingerprint marks. This is especially true of appliances that are frequently touched, such as refrigerators, washing machines, and dryers. Even brushed stainless may need to be wiped down constantly due fingerprints and smudges. However, polished and brushed black stainless steel hides fingerprints more easily, making it ideal for those who want to cut down on cleaning tasks.

There’s so much to admire about black stainless steel, and if you’re thinking about upgrading your appliances it’s definitely an option worth considering. Once you have one black stainless piece, you’re bound to want it throughout your home.